Mr. Jeffrey Reid Hays, 66, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Baptist Health - Richmond.
Mr. Hays, the son of Robert Hays and Anne Pessel Hays, was born in Tampa, Florida, on April 18, 1950. He was a wonderful husband, father, son and brother. His favorite hobbies were golfing and deep sea fishing. His daughter remembers how her dad believed in her dreams. Among them was owning and operating a thoroughbred horse farm (which he was coerced into reluctantly.) Most recently, he had been a strong supporter of her attending medical school.
On May 15, 1977, he was united in marriage to Laura Leonard Hays.
In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Hays is survived by: his daughter, Lindsey Margaret Hays of Athens, Ohio; two brothers, Dennis Hays and wife Allison, and William "Bill" Hays and wife Sara; his sister, Karen Hays; his uncle, Ernest Paul Pessel and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Mr. Donald Dickson officiating.
Friends may gather after 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Mr. Jeffrey Hays to Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, 221-A Grosvenor Hall, Athens, OH 45701.
Published on January 13, 2017